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and lively hour from the battle over benghazi to the upheavel in egypt and america's place in the world. everything will be on the table as john mccain, joe lieberman and lindsey graham tomorrow night. that's all for us right now. "ac 360" starts right now. >> piers, thanks. good evening, everyone. we begin as we do every night, keeping them honest. looking for facts, not supporting democrats or republicans. our goal is just report, finding the facts, finding the truth. we did that last week. again, the more we look into it, the more we find people in powerful and influential places saying things that just don't square with the facts. it's about a u.n. treaty that failed to be ratified by the senate. a treaty that was meant to encourage other countries to be more like the u.s. on equal rights of the disabled. if other countries adopted better treatment of their disabled citizens, the idea is that disabled americans who visit or live in other countries would also benefit. 125 countries ratified the treaty. it was supported by george bush, signed by the current president, and has support
did it. ♪ good day sunshine >>> good day, indeed. wake up america! we're still here. those doomsday predictions appear to be a dud. our cameras in times square at midnight to prove it. >> there's the clock -- three, two, one. okay. >> this morning, the sun is rising, right now, on a brand-new day. good morning, america. ♪ i'm in love and it's a sunny day ♪ >>> and there is the proof right there. it may be raining in times scare. but look at that beautiful sun rising over hollywood beach in florida this morning. >> why aren't we doing the show there? >> more proof positive that we have survived the mayan doomsday. so, happy friday, robin and everyone watching at home. welcome back to elizabeth. paula faris in for josh. >> it's great to be here this morning. and life is going on in many ways. take a look right now at the lines at chicago o'hare airport. more than 1,000 flights were canceled. and there are going to be long waits this weekend. it's a major hub for the country. a lot of flights if you're not going to chicago, go through chicago. >> a. busy travel day. >>> we're close
>>> good morning, america. breaking right now, kate leaves the hospital after three days of treatment for severe morning sickness. but is the duchess really better right now? what does her long road ahead look like? and decisions looming for prince william. does he return to the army? or stay by her side? >>> also, millionaire software titan arrested after three weeks on the run from police. his final interview with our reporter, right before being loaded into a police car. it is an abc news exclusive. >>> caught on tape. the chilling confessions of a serial killer. how he targeted his eight victims. the murder kits he buried across the country. and what he revealed about his deadly split personality. >>> and boy band bust. the biggest teen stars on the planet, one direction, the wanted, justin bieber, all passed over for grammy nominations in a stunning shutout. the guys everyone wants for their boyfriend, can't win this one thing. >>> and elizabeth starts off the morning with a ding right there. >> i know. i think i deserve two or three. channeling lara spencer, just ba
the nap nanny properly has ever suffered an injury requiring medical attention. for "good morning america," jim avila, abc news, washington. >> thanks to jim. >>> we're going to turn to the search for an arizona college freshman missing almost a week. he was last seen partying late friday night with members of a fraternity he wants to join. and the missing teen's mom says he was worried about rough hazing during pledge week. abc's linsey davis has the latest. >> reporter: overnight, distraught family and friends came together for a vigil for arizona state university freshman jack culolias, who has been missing since friday night. willing to do anything to find her 19-year-old son, who was last seen at this arizona bar. he was allegedly kicked out after being very intoxicated. he left his cell phone and credit cards behind. >> he normally never would do anything like this. >> reporter: he had been at a social event friday night for a fraternity as a new pledge. the pledging process is something his mother says he was concerned about. >> there was rumor that they were going to put them in a
have become the entitled state of america and i will tell you what i've never been in a job if i decided to go on strike they wouldn't have said, carol, guess what, that's the door don't let it hit you on the butt as you go out. if they want to strike, 20 million people that are unemployed or underemployed that would be happy to have a job. stuart: it's shades of ronald reagan firing workers in the 1980's patco. >> exactly. stuart: president obama is not in a position to fire port workers and the people who run the ports, they're not going to fire them, they'll just let them walk out, that's what's going on. >> well, look, this didn't work out well for the hostess company and for twinkies, so i feel like somebody has a to take a hard stand here, if we keep letting it happen over and over again, it's a situation. whether it be with congress or strikes, there need to be consequences for people's actions, stuart. stuart: you're right. here we are at the end of the year, we've run out of money and a fiscal cliff crisis on our hands, dock workers are probably going to go on strike. it
.88 or select playdoh sets, only ten dollars. all backed by our low price guarantee. america's gift headquarters. walmart. >>> all right. 25 past the hour. time now to take a look at the "morning papers." we'll start with the "usa today." nonvoters have some ideas on how to make voting easier. the top suggestion, according to a new poll, 28% of nonvoters say being able to cast their ballots online would make them more willing to participate in the electoral process. during this year's presidential election, turnout dropped to an estimated 57.5% of eligible u.s. citizens. >> "the new york times," co-inventor of the modern bar code died on sunday at the age of 91. woodland who patented the technology almost 60 years ago developed the idea as a student at drexel university after the head of a local grocery store asked the engineering department for help advancing the checkout process. >> from our "parade of papers," "the los angeles times." sales of chewing tobacco and other smokeless products have risen sharply in california while usage among high school students jumped 3.9% in 2010. nationwide th
. >> it more russian children are adopted here in america than any other country. we're talking tens of thousands of country over the last 20 years or so. as of this morning, russia has just made this illegal effective immediately in a sort of diplomatic dispute with the u.s. that seems to have very little to do with the children. they're like any proud parent. americans posting their stories of adopting russian children, showing their happiness on the internet. >> so we're leaving. >> this family traveled to russia in 2007 overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you've gotten to be a big boy. >> a head full of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> it's a million pieces of paper. you laugh about it, but it really is quite an intensive process. >> now at home, ben just turned 7, very much an all-american boy. >> how about some milk? >> i hate milk. >> you hate milk. >> celebrating the holidays, last christmas they decided to adopt a second russian child, prepared to work through those sticky wheels of bureaucracy all over again. now it's politi
even if you say, well, i don't think gun control laws should be put into place in america. >> if i told you it was tough politics, would you be shocked? that that's the reason why. but in all fairness, i think that the political realities and the fact it is politically tough, despite what happened in newtown for a lot of politicians to do anything to anger the gun rights enthusiasts. and we're talking about, as you reported, a 4 million member organization, it's tough for them to do that. i think also, everybody is just trying to kind of work through what could be possible legislatively, and for those who are in politically perilous situations, there's no benefit in them jumping on a piece of legislation before they really take the time and see what they may or may not have to vote on. >> dana bash reporting live from washington. >>> if you were watching the nra's announcement on friday, you could not help but see this. >> the nra has blood on its hands. shame on the nra. ban assault weapons now. >> that was medea benjamin. she was the second protester to disrupt the meeting. she's co-d
illness in america? well, i hope you are sitting down. because these numbers are simply sounded very at according to the national institute, the national institute of mental health, 20%o of this country, 20% of us at one time or another, some 60 million people, 60 million americans experience a mental health disorder in any given year. ve those, some 60 million peopli receive some form of help. despite the often desperate neec for care, it is almost twicea af difficult to find a mentala health professional to provide f your and find a doctor. extraori mental health care is extraordinarily expensive. twenty-five years ago, think about this.ju we were spending just over $2 billion. on mental health medication. it is now more than 10 times that amount. $30 billion. just for pharmaceuticals. nearly 50% of those who goco untreated now when cost is a barrier. t its 66% that say that they didrp not have tatment. they hoped and prayed that the problem would get better on itso own. as we have learned through her psychological problems and mental illness, they often just@ get worse. ite hous
pissed off everybody in america. >> congratulations, sir. kudos. kudos to you. >> good morning. it's thursday, december 6th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set, msnbc political analyst, former democratic congressman, harold ford jr. >> mr. professor. >> good morning. >> professor. >> and we have former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst, steve rattner. >> financier. >> rattner is here. i like -- and we have to go back to that. it's the truth. >> it is! >> money is money. >> in washington, msnbc and "time" senior political analyst, mark halperin. >> we saw him on the streets of d.c. yesterday, and he was very cagey. >> the mean streets of d.c. >> yes. he was so cagey. >> he was. >> yes. yes. >> you can't ever ask those guys what they're doing, wherever they are. where you going? with who? a meeting. >> auditioning for a gang is what i'm doing. >> right. >> yes, exactly. lots of luck with that one. >> should we get to the news? >> fantastic. boy, there's some stories here, unbelievable. >> in the least. >> you talk about libya. i tell you what, you've got assa
people. it's just a show of support. it is does not mean america will arm rebel forces. president obama talked about why the decision was made right now. >> the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough. reflective and representative enough of the syrian population, that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in the asass regime. >>> hugo chavez, recovering from six hours of surgery in cuba this morning. the fourth cancer-related operation for the venezuelan president since the summer of 2011. his vice president tells the people of venezuela the procedure on chavez was complex and completed correctly and successfully. >>> so michigan, the cradle of the organized labor movement is now a right to work state. last night, michigan governor rick snyder kept his word and signed the controversial legislation into law, despite thousands of protesters. >> this is an area where obviously people disagree. but i'm confident this is in the best interest of michiganders. this will lead to more and better jobs. >> the legislation means public and private sector w
coined a new phrase, saudi america for america's projected energy boom over the next decade. a report from last month says the u.s. is expected to unseat saudi arabia as the world's top oil producer by 2020. huge implications for foreign policy and how we do business. it's really been an interesting development in the oil patch. >> it will be really nice to talk about something other than the fiscal cliff. i will say that. >> jobs. that's right. >> 25 minutes past the hour. the republican party needs some new younger blood say some pundits. are these the new leaders of the gop, paul ryan, marco rubio, could they already be on the campaign trail? bny mellon wealth management has the vision and experience to look beyond the obvious. we'll uncover opportunities, find hidden risk, and make success a reality. bny mellon wealth management to provide a better benefits package... oahhh! [ male announcer ] it made a big splash with the employees. [ duck yelling ] [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. ♪ ha ha! progresso. in what world do
is for the last six years on "america's got talent" i've seen more acts murdering your husband's songs than probably any other musician or singer alive. if i had to hear one more version of -- ♪ if tomorrow ever comes it gave me severe earaches. i'd like to apologize to him through you for the massacring of his music. >> at least you have a connection with him. you massacred that yourself there. it was pretty bad. >> trying to sing "hello" to lionel richie. >> were you really trying? >> i like to make the guest feel like they're the star contrary to public perception. with you and lionel, make you think you're better singers. >> an ego boost. that's nice of you. >> perk you up a bit. you sold 10 million albums? >> something like that. >> what's the worst song you've ever written? >> i don't even want to say it. >> one that makes you shiver. >> this is cnn. come on. >> your worst bruno mars song you have ever written, one that even now makes you come out in a weird sweat. >> me and my partner phil wrote a song called "bedroom bandit." that's all i have to say. >> i can't even imagine how b
-- americans love football. do you think it can expand beyond america? >> well, we had great success over in the u.k. next year we'll expand it to two games and we're playing in toronto. we have had great success in other markets like mexico and the far east. i believe our future is very bright overseas. the game is very popular. our fans on a global basis want more and more football. that's what we're doing. we're responding to that interest. >> you talked about the culture. football players in the nfl are role models and in the nba as well and in other professional sports. how do you make sure that the players appreciate that by their personal conduct? >> well, we have a personal conduct policy which was put together with the players. and it's very important because they are role models and they're held to a higher standard. i think all of us in the nfl are held to a higher standard. when we don't reflect well on what i call the nfl or ourselves, then we're going to be held accountable. we have a program that's focused on education. it's on discipline. and when people do
? >> it leaves cut taxes. >> i'd like to see taxes go down and someone say america is great. let's do everything we can to eliminate obacles to success vmax my next guest says that regulations are really killing business. we have congressman eric cantor, the house majority leader is pushing to cut the red tape. and since he does have out there, he actually has a shot at doing it. it's just too hard right now for businesses to continue to operate, given all the onerous and burdensome regulations coming out of washington. and we want to make that stop so we can turn the country around and began to be a starter country again. we know that the obama administration over the course of the term has imposed 400 regulations that impose more than $100 million of costs annually on small businesses. the small business administration has said that there are so many regulatory burdens on small business that it cost them $10,000 per employee. those are the kinds of things that we want to stop right now so we can see more startup and jobs created. >> is one thing to hope for freezing regulations. but i guess we
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today for our "end point." don't forget to catch our "black in america" documentary. she's saying we're ready. there it is, "who's black in america"? that airs sunday 8:00 pm eastern time. i hope you get a chance to watch it and join us on twitter as we have this conversation. we talk to newark mayor, cory booker on that food stamp challenge, connie mack and mary bono mack will be with us as well. gabby douglas has a new book out and adam lambert as well. cnn "newsroom" with don lemon starts now. >> you can tell it's friday because you guys are out of control. have a great one, soledad. i'll be watching. >> thank you. >> "who's black in america" as well. november numbers. new jobs report now out. and it's surprise. what role could it play in the fiscal cliff negotiations? >>> major earthquake rattles nerves and shakes buildings in japan in the same area as nearly two years ago. >>> fiscal cliff for air travelers, ground your trip or compromise air safety. >>> be careful what you write on review websites. one woman is being sued for almost $1 million for posting a nasty review online.
been reports on the voice of america that an iranian team of scientists have been seen recently, in recent days in north korea. so there is questions about the relationship between, and any help that may have been provided to the north koreans by the iranians. clearly the north koreans are very proud of this long range ballistic missile launch. the one in april failed miserably. and for the first time then they admitted that it did fail publicly. this time they extended the window and did not invite foreign journalists to watch this and simply announced when it was successful. they didn't want to take a chance of it failing again. the north koreans trying to time this to coincide with the death of their, their leader a year ago, and so that's why they're carrying this out this week. it is an attention-geting exercise. most u.s. officials believe. the pentagon has been notably silent in reaction to the launch last night, jenna. jenna: it has certainly gotten a lot of our attention and we'll be talking about it today. jennifer, thank you. >> reporter: thank you very much. jon: for
michigan that is at the heart of the organized labor movement in america to pass this right to work legislation. for our viewers that might not know what this means, if it is signed by the governor which in all likelihood it will be, this means it will be illegal for a union or employer to force someone to join a union or pay any money to that union. that changes the picture for everyone from public school teachers that are unionized to autoworkers on the line at gm, ford or chrysler. interestingly, though, today, too here, brooke, you had fellow union workers protesting that aren't even part of the legislation. it does not apply to firefighters or police officers. but yet here today we found firefighters who were protesting this saying this is bad for workers across michigan. and nationally. i want you to listen to ted coakley, he's one of those and he explains why. does this mean the gbeginning o a death of unions in the country? do you think it is that big symbolically? >> i think things like this are waking the sleeping giant. i think workers and working families are tired of lo
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from terrorism. part of the insecurity is coming to us from the structures that america created in afghanistan in the private security firms. the contractors that they promoted at the cost of afghan people. and the way they behaved with afghan people and the anger that has caused in the afghan people, and the resulting insecurity. >> would you say you believe that some of these would be intentional insecurity brought by nato in the united states? >> there is a very strong perception that some of that insecurity is intentional, yes. >> reporter: and when i asked him if he trusted the united states' motives in afghanistan he said, once bitten, twice shy. natalie? >> thanks so much, atia. >>> a new york city homeless man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man pushed in front of a subway train. 30-year-old naeem davis is being held without bail. he served two years in prison for robbery. on wednesday, the victim's family spoke out. his daughter says she wishes someone had helped her father off the tracks but said, quote, what is done is done. >>> a candle l
in america show, seven nfl players have turned in their guns to team security officials since the belcher murder/suicide. >>> on "monday night football" it was pure beauty. the best team in the afc at least by record. he goes into tom brady's house and gets steam rolled. that's a touchdown pass to stallworth right there. a beauty. a 42-14 rout of the houston texans. the texans are the best team -- have the best record in the league. that's danny woodhead right now. he's going to cough it up. brandon lloyd recovers it in the end zone for a touchdown. everything's going the patriots way. what a dreamy night. the patriots won 20 straight home games in the month of december. this was tom brady's first game since he and his wife gisele welcomed their child together, v vivian lake. >> did you watch this game? >> yes. i can not. it's way too exciting. >> three weeks to go until the fiscal cliff and all the talk in washington is about what's not happening. we'll explain, coming up. this family used capital one venture miles to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use..
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denigrating people who work with their hands. >> center for america.org. get in there and people who are looking for work might go in there and get an idea what they might be able to do. >> there are thousands of jobs available but people have to step up and just learn those skills. kids graduate from high school now without the ability to read a ruler. >> thanks for taking an interest in this. we appreciate it that is this edition of the factor. thanks very much for watching us. i am bill o'reilly. and please always remember that the spin stops right here because we are definitely looking out for you. >> bill: a special edition of the o'reilly factor is on, tonight. >> special edition of the great american news quiz. >> i'm from iowa i would know that. >> fascinating. >> show off. >> steve doocy, martha maccallum and you compete for bragging rights. >> the last one. kwame quadruple or nothing. >> factor style. >> bill: you pick? >> teddy bears because i like teddy bears. >> hi. >> can we replace doocy y.? is it too late? i guess it is. caution, you where to enter the no spin zon
, pressure for a deal intensified. jamie dimon, head of america's largest bank bias sets, jpmorgan chase, and a big wall street player, said lawmakers have to see the bigger picture. >> they know all the cards right now. you can lay them out, you can debate them all day long. everyone knows what they are. now they have got to go decide. if they go decide now, you might have a booming economy in a couple months. >> reporter: one part of the fiscal cliff drama is across-the-board government spending cuts. today every member of the house received a letter ordering them to impose 11% across the board cuts to their own budget. john boehner will meet with reporters in a couple of hours and president obama will do some interviews with stations across the country. >> also in washington is republican senator jim demint of south carolina. senator, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> senator, what do you think is going to happen? >> i wish i knew. most of us here are not in the loop of what they're discussing. but i do know this, that this government doesn't need more money, this country nee
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what has become a massive wave reaching to the halls of congress. >> i think america was looking for ways to demonstrate their grief, caring, empathy. >> reporter: to the other side of the world. >> i just kind of thought, you know, if this makes someone smile, that's a pretty good thing. >> reporter: as more and more people shared their good deeds online, they inspired others. teachers challenged their students. in rhode island, ashley prugh's class is collecting food and books for underprivileged. >> they by far exceeded anything i could have expected. >> reporter: after giving hand warmers to her bus driver, stephanie challenged her co-workers to do something, too. now the social media director at chicago's w. hotel, is sharing each of their acts of kindness on the company's facebook page. >> we have so many employees and so many people can do good things and hopefully other people will pick up on it and pass it on. >> reporter: adding to an unexpected surge of good will. there's no telling how far it can go. >> amazing. that was nbc's carl quintilla. >>> jessica simpson addre
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in and say we've got to solve this. guys, we have just got to solve this. we cannot riske putting america back into a recession. consumers are feeling badly now, but were feeling okay. do your colleagues get how serious this is? we could send america to recession? >> i believe in the senate that we do. we're having a lot of very important, very good, positive conversations between democrats and republicans, i believe the president does. the tough part is in the house. they have taken this very extreme position about protecting the wealthiest americans at all costs, even holding middle class families hostage to do it. and that really isn't rhetoric. we're seeing it over and over again. we have one bottom line, when we get done, we have to solve the problem and can't be shifted onto the middle class one more time. other than that, we want to sit down and continue to solve it. we have done cuts, tackled entitlements, we know there needs to be more. we have to say to the wealthiest americans, time to set up and be part of the solution, if we can't get that, we're in a very tough spot. middle
in america. dock workers could be hitting the picket lines on the east and gulf coast this week. we'll take a closer look what kind of impact that could have on the economy. gregg: mother nature not making it easy for millions of folks rushing to get home for christmas. we're live at the nation's busiest airport. [ roasting firewood ] ♪ many hot dogs are within you. try pepto-bismol to-go, it's the power of pepto, but it fits in your pocket. now tell the world daniel... of pepto-bismol to-go. gregg: a week after the school shooting in newtown, connecticut, and we're still hearing many stories of heroism in the middle of all that violence. we're hearing from a woman that worked as a reading consultant in the elementary school. she said the principal saved her life when the gunman opened fire. >>> my principal dawn hochsprung and mary sherlach, they went out in the hall to check out the noise. they didn't know it was gunshots. when they realized it was gunshots, natalie hammed monday, the three of them were shot and yelled back, shooter stay put. they saved my life and life of four others a
left behind. there's still about 13, 14 million people in america sill unemployed and we have the overhang of $16 trillion of debt. consumer confidence has not been very good for a long time, and we still have a high level of unemployment. first, i would say that the people who are -- who need it the most are going to be affected in a significant way because there's just no hope and opportunity for them to have any degree of confidence in the future of america if, in fact, we do not get a compromise from the republicans and the democrats. now, segmenting the rest of the population, i think that the financial community and businesses at large are in a very uncertain place waiting for some signal. you're certainly seeing that in the stock market, and i would say that the unintended consequences of every day between now and the end of the month becomes harder and harder for people to make discretionary decisions, whether it's a christmas present, a trip, an investment, all of these things are coupled with the level of uncertainty and the unintended consequences that are being pro
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to share all across america. >> reporter: of course the president's allies have been saying that jim demint and some of his conservative allies who have not given on increasing tax rates. demint and his colleagues would say it's the president not putting enough spending cuts on the table stok focusing instead on tax hikes. that's why we're at this place where we are at a stalemate. jaime: time is running out. there is so little time left. what is the chance the president does go back to washington to get back to it? >> reporter: i think it's a very high chance. if you think back to last friday in the white house briefing room the president said, look we have to get a little pause, a little time out here, it is christmas, lawmakers want to go home, he wanted to come back here to hawaii with his family. he joked about having a little eggnog, have some christmas cookies, sing some carols, then he said i'll see you next week. when you talk to the president's aides it's very, very likely that by the end of this week he'll be tphroeug o flying on air force one back to washington, bringing the con
at some of the other news going on in america now. a holiday travel tragedy to start with in ohio. three adults and a child were killed early sunday. they went the wrong way on a highway and crashed head on into another mini van. two other children are in critical condition. authorities believe alcohol was involved. >>> residents of one community in north carolina have started a new holiday tradition placing 26 candle lit bags along their street to honor the 26 victims killed in the newtown, connecticut, shooting. the organizer says she plans to make it an annual event. >>> and it was a happy reunion between a phoenix woman and her best friend kane, a siberian husky went missing from his backyard around nine months ago, possibly after being stolen, and then somehow ended up in oregon. but thanks to a microchip kane's owner was located and he was flown home just in time for christmas. >>> and now for some entertainment news. notch another big win for the little guys. bilbo and pals dwarfed the competition at the box office for a second straight week. "the hobbit: an unexpected journey," r
are going to do is kill america's entrepreneurial economy. gerri: let's get into the details of this. why you would want to keep these capital gains taxes low. you say it is an issue of double taxation. >> that's right. corporate profits are taxed at the corporate level. and they are taxed again at the individual level. with the dividend and capital gains taxes. george bush, to his credit, tried to do something about that and he chopped the dividend and capital gains tax down to 15%. the effect of that was to reduce the incentive for corporations to take on too much debt. if you taxax equity too much, corporations take on too much debt. then it's more likely that they become bankrupt and to destabilize the whole system. gerri: you talk a little bit about competitiveness. let's detail that. low capital gains is important to our nation's competitiveness. but also, to the competitiveness of these companies that we are talking about. >> absolutely. let's say that you are a young indian or chinese entrepreneur with a science degree or engineerindegree and you graduate from mit. you want to sta
europe and america. this company has exposure to the global economy. what triggered it today was this china pmi number. i know gordon chang has been on. dagen: yes. we were there. charles: a lot of people do not believe the china story. this number to me tells really nice with other things. dagen: most people already own it in their 401(k). charles: you are absolutely right. the stock is down pretty big from where it was. this last quarter was a disaster. north america construction was up. almost everything should go up next year. i love the risk reward on this. connell: this will be a huge story whether china is about two, you know, come back or collapse. charles: a minimum of 8.5% next year. we would take it in a heartbeat. dagen: deceleration is dangerous even if you are still going at 8%. connell: thank you, charles. appreciate it. dagen: we are. on saturday morning. connell: umbrella. no changes to the tax structure. dagen: more on the impact of the fiscal cliff. women are worried about it. there will not be spending that much on it on you. they will probably be spending
sweeper's coat. happy new year from germany! dangerous weather across america this morning. live pictures of a massive 20-car pile-up that shut down a highway because of ice and this is just the beginning. it was another silent night in washington coming from the nation's leader on both sides of the aisle. one week to go until the country falls off the fiscal cliff. how much is too much when it comes to christmas spirit? take a look at this. neighbors have had enough of this 65,000-light display. but the woman behind it says, it's not going her. and we're going to talk to her live. her name is jan stuart from california and she's up early for us. good morning, merry christmas. i'm in new york. i'm alina cho. >> "starting point" begins right now. >>> and our "starting point" this morning a dangerous winter storm creating holiday travel hazards. new this hour, we're getting word of a pile-up involving at least 20 cars and a big-rig on an interstate 40 west outside of oklahoma city. the crash has shut down interstate 40 for two miles. freezing rain turning the road into virtually, an ice rin
wrestles with the fiscal cliff, cities across america are struggling with gun violence. two firefighters shot as they rushed to fight a fire in upstate new york. they will be buried today. police say this man, william spengler, ambushed those firefighters after he set his own house on fire. >> multiple firemen down. multiple firemen shot. i am shot. i think it was an assault rifle. we have multiple firemen down with a working fire. >> the motive, unknown. spengler killed himself and left behind a suicide note. it said in part he was bent on, quote, doing what i like doing best, killing people. even though spengler was on parole for murder, he managed to get ahold of a gun and a powerful one, an assault rifle. so what to do? two communities have very different ideas. in westchester county, outside of new york city, a local paper decided to publish the names of people who have gun permits. in los angeles, the mayor has moved up a gun buyback program in an attempt to get guns off the streets. our own paul vercannon starts our coverage this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. h
in the united states of america. >> seismic and significant. very powerful words. how could this play out for americans if we don't have a deal? what will that feel like to them, howard? >> i think there will be tremendous personal pressure on people who are going to see their daily lives affected in ways that are hard to fathom, hard to calculate and hard to understand. and that's why i think this is so critical. coupled with the fact that this will have a significant avalanche effect on the rest of the world. >> just to give you some perspective here, joe, he said compared to the debt ceiling debate, that whole debacle a year ago, this is going to be night and day. that's how much worse he thinks it will be for the global economy if we don't get a deal. so they're putting their money behind this, too. i'll show you a full page ad that you'll see thursday and friday. simple, but there you have it, come together. that will be on your starbucks cup. they're teaming up with fix the debt, which some other ceos have also become involved with, that campaign to get a deal with. they're also tea
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